Review UK Tour: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is, in my opinion, the best jukebox musical out there. Following the life and career of Carole King, her husband Gerry Goffin, and friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, Beautiful features music which defined the latter half of the twentieth century. Carole King started songwriting as a teenager and wrote … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

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Review UK Tour: The Band

Following a career with multiple top hits, awards, and a reputation as a great British boyband, Take That have turned their attention to a staging a musical. Using their music and a book by Tim Firth, The Band follows five 16 year old girls as they obsess over their favourite group and the opportunity to see … Continue reading Review UK Tour: The Band

Review UK Tour: Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men is renowned for being on the syllabus of many English literature qualifications. Published in 1937, the text is set during the Great Depression in the US and focuses on the idolised idea of the American Dream. Throughout its history, the novella has been challenged and criticised for its racist … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Of Mice and Men

Review UK Tour: Crazy For You

Crazy For You is a glorious romantic comedy musical. Whilst it may appear dated at first, Paul Hart's incredible direction leads the show to the present without forgetting its roots. Based on the 1930 musical Girl Crazy, Crazy For You includes well-known Gershwin songs such as 'I Got Rhythm' and 'Nice Work If You Can Get It', … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Crazy For You

Review: An Inspector Calls (UK Tour)

I was left unimpressed by this performance of An Inspector Calls - a play I was excited to see live. Directed by Stephen Daldry, I had really high hopes that the play I had studied for months during my GCSE's was going to be magically brought to life in front of my eyes(!), however, I … Continue reading Review: An Inspector Calls (UK Tour)